Day: 29/10/2014

06 “Spirit of the Goat” (Gotham season 1) [SPOILERS]


Right, Gotham. I’ve been singing your praises already today, so you better not let me down at this hurdle!

I only realised the other day that there are going to be 22 episodes of this first season of Gotham. That’s the old-style season length given to American shows as-was, and whilst I’m sure someone will correct me, you don’t see that many of these any more.

You could can argue over whether this is a mark of confidence, arrogance, or cynicism (may not get a second series, so will wring all the money out of it whilst they can). What it does do is change the dynamics of the series-arc. Whereas with American Horror Story or Defiance, this would be about the halfway point, with Gotham we’ve barely gotten started.

So, err, no pressure guys.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers)

Heresy of the Week – A Man of Steel TV prequel might not be a bad idea


Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

“In the wake of Gotham‘s burgeoning success in bringing a pre-Batman world to TV screens, it seems that certain people linked to DC are considering a prequel series to Man of Steel, set on Krypton. And contrary to what the naysayers might thing; it really could work.”

Read on…